Illicit Drug Data Report: Record number of seizures and arrests

 Our law enforcement and intelligence agencies are arresting more criminals and seizing more illicit drugs than ever before, according to a new report by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie welcomed today’s release of the Illicit Drug Data Report 2015-16, which provides government, law enforcement and stakeholders with a…

School Funding Report Tabled – Fair and Transparent

The Senate Education and Employment Committee today tabled its report into the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 which clearly demonstrated strong support from the public and independent school system. National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie and Committee Chair said the overwhelming number of submissions to the Inquiry has been favourable and on balance far superior…

Senate Committee Report on Decentralisation flawed from the start

 The Labor dominated Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee’s report in to decentralisation has proven to be what everyone expected, a political excise with more holes than a Swiss cheese. National’s Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the majority report is unbalanced, selectively quoting wide ranging views on complicated issues to give a skewed view…

Government supports while Labor Fails

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today strongly supported the Federal Government move to establish its own inquiry into decentralisation following Labor’s discredited Senate hearing. “That Inquiry held only one hearing, in Townsville and rejected my calls for further regional hearings to give local councils and community groups the chance to make a submission. “Eighty-five…

Labor hypocrites on school funding

Federal Labor tried and failed to block the Government’s Gonski needs-based funding plan which passed in the House of Representatives tonight. National's Senator for Victoria, Senator McKenzie said the Government’s needs-based funding reforms had been endorsed by David Gonski himself and promoted initially by Labor when in Government with their largely un-funded Gonski model. “We’re…